Justin Lee Collins has issued an apology to his fans today, over the court battle that drove his TV career into the gutter almost two years ago.
The 39 year old star – who shot to fame as the TV partner of Channel 4 chat show host Alan Carr – was convicted of harassing his ex-girlfriend Anna Larke in 2012 and though he escaped a jail sentence, he was sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid work.
On Thursday 17th December 2009, London will play host to an epic Guinness World Record attempt as Covent Garden comes to a standstill for the ‘Most Coins Flipped Simultaneously’ in Heads or Tails: The Big Flip. Participants are expected to flock to the West Piazza at 10am laden with loose change where Justin Lee Collins, host of FIVE’s new game show, Heads or Tails, will compere the proceedings and join in with the synchronised spectacle.
If someone were to call Justin Lee Collins’ new gameshow a load of old toss, he might take it as a compliment – the show is called Heads Or Tails and is based on the long-lost art of coin flipping.
To celebrate the launch of the show on 20th December on Five, Justin will be attempting (with the help of the public) to make a new World Record for the most coins tossed simultaneously.
What we’re here to talk about today is that you’re spearheading an attempt to set a record for most coins flipped simultaneously.
Most coins flipped. Yeah, it’s a Guinness World Record attempt which is taking place in Covent Garden, Thursday next week (17th December2009) at 10am. So we’re trying to get as many people down – or up, depending on where they’re coming from – as possible for this monumental world record attempt.
How many coins flipped do you need to break the record?
Well, it’s based on numbers really, so if we can get a thousand people there, all flipping coins at the same time, I think that will be a world record. I’m not sure if there’s an existing world record we have to beat – this could be a first.
Justin Lee Collins aka JLC makes his debut on ITV2 this spring, hosting his very own chat show. The Justin Lee Collins Show will house interviews and challenges with big name celebrities, games with the studio audience and a bit of karaoke thrown in for good measure. For ten weeks Justin promises to inject an hour of pure, unadulterated fun into ITV2 living rooms. So tune in or prepare to miss out on the party.